Tribute to Dad on Father’s Day in sweet T&T for Sweet TnT Magazine, Culturama Publishing Company, for news in Trinidad, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with positive how to photography.

Dad, Happy Father’s Day to you and all dads

By Omilla Mungroo. All I remembered was my mother making a big fuss over us getting dressed in new clothes, combing my long hair, and then the four of us walking from home through St Joseph with my dad.

It was the first time he was taking us all out without any other relative, and without the car. I can’t recall the entire trip, but the thing most memorable in my child’s eye was the proud grin on my dad’s face when he was greeted by one of his friends along the way.

My first cinema date with Dad

The man had made some sort of grown-up comment to him and his eyebrows raised in pride as he smiled and whistled. I don’t remember ever seeing my dad smile so brightly before. I heard the man say something like, “All four ah them one time?”

I didn’t understand their small talk but I think I was the only one asking all the questions. “Where are we going? What are we going to see?” All he said was, “Herbie,” and then he smiled and added, “The Love Bug, and we are going to the Planet Cinema.”

Planet and Crest cinemas

We were walking from home, which was at the point where Maracas and St Joseph met, to the Planet Cinema on Riverside Road, Curepe. The Planet Cinema in those days was one of two cinemas in Curepe. The other one being Crest Cinema, which stood near where the Sauce doubles vendors now occupy on the Southern Main Road, Curepe.

My dad was a cinema bug. He often went to Planet Cinema, perhaps because it was walking distance from his parents’ home. That day he was walking us to his favourite place. I can’t say whether my siblings were as excited as I was then. It seemed they were just waiting to get back home to play.

Today, despite all the ups and downs over the years, the hurts, the mistakes on both our parts, since that first visit to a cinema with my dad, the love between a father and eldest daughter never dies. It teaches lessons, if we are willing to learn.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

He doesn’t go to the cinema now. Both Crest and Planet cinemas are now defunct. Dad is now a TV bug.

I remember a song I heard when I grew up, The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics. So I am saying this now to my dad who is very much in his living years, “Happy Father’s Day, Dad!”

And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in sweet T&T!

June 2014 – Issue 10    www.sweettntmagazine.com

You may also like:

TTPS advice to help fix crime

Are you helping to fix crime?

Keep burglars out of your home

Travel blogger loves Trinidad and Tobago

American shares experiences in TT

Winta from Africa enjoys Trinidad

South Trinidad always my home

Improve your intelligence daily

Mental Health Difficulties – You Are Not Alone

Relieve stress with sun salutation

Easy ways to relax your nerves

Hypothyroidism – tiredness, depression, weight gain

PCOS treatment for fertility, hair growth, clear skin

Acne fix for when you hit your late 30s

Lose belly fat after 6 easy changes

How to lower blood sugar daily

Use glass bottles to balance hormones

Store food in glass bowls for balanced hormones

Tribute 

Check Also

Cannabis Dispensaries in Denver

5 Best cannabis dispensaries in Denver

Denver is the most recognised centre of attraction for cannabis consumers. Foreigners visit Denver not …

Chocolate muffins. CBD edibles

7 Popular CBD edibles with many health benefits

It’s no surprise that CBD edibles are swiftly becoming the most popular weed delivery. They’re …